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Multi-Media Review: All Aboard for Philadelphia: AH

8/19/2000 • American History, Reviews

(The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, $21.95). This video, which makes extensive use of historic photography and archival film footage, traces life in the booming city of Philadelphia at the turn of the twentieth century. Divided into six sections–The Workshop of the World; Downtown; The Industrial Neighborhoods; The Streetcar Suburbs; The Railroad Suburbs; and The Struggle for Reform–the documentary explains how the arrival of new forms of transportation, such as the trolley, automobile, and railroad, changed the geographical and social shape of this major Pennsylvania city.

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